About Airbrush Makeup

Airbrush makeup systems are notorious for getting clogged, particularly if the incorrect type of foundation or moisturizer is used. For those new to airbrushing this may appear to be a little tough to take seriously but if you adhere to a handful of simple steps you can keep your stylus and compressor in great condition for many years.
Airbrush foundations are traditionally high in coverage, but thin in texture. Because the makeup is dispensed in micro-fine layers with an airbrush versus a make-up brush or cosmetic sponge, the results appear more natural and sheer. There are special foundations especially designed for airbrush application. Foundations, blush and eyes shadow can all be used when applying make up using the airbrush method.

A single action airbrush means that you need to move the brush closer or further from the subject to control the amount applied whereas a dual action one has a trigger. Dual action airbrushes are generally easier to use but can cost a little more. All of this needs to be factored into the equation.

Airbrush makeup consists of specialized formula of makeup that is thinly sprayed on the face or body by a wand and compressed air. When applied, if offers the same a flawless finish often seen in magazine spreads. Like Bare Minerals, Luminess Air has a strong television presence via infomercials and home shopping channels.

There are two main types of airbrush makeup: silicone-based makeup and water-based makeup. As you might imagine, the former is harder to clean. The main parts of the airbrush gun that you need to focus on are the needle/nozzle area and the cup area. The cup is the region where you drip in makeup and the nozzle is where the makeup is sprayed out of the gun.

Very little makeup is used when airbrushing makeup. For foundation 6-12 drops is enough. Many brands will have a large range of foundation shades and can help you find the right shade for you. It is also possible to mix airbrush makeup to find just the right shade - which is done in the airbrush cup and by back-bubbling until the two shades mix.

You never want to hold the airbrush closer than 6 inches from your face or further than 12. Use circular motions or a back-and-forth motion and gradually layer the foundation until you have achieved the result you want. Be confident and trust your eye. Keep your wrist steady. Make sure you do the same number of passes on both sides.